Dr. Jessica Kriegel, Enrique Rubio, and Dr. Jarik Conrad Join The Workforce Institute

We have some great news to share here at The Workforce Institute. We are pleased to officially welcome two new advisory board members — Dr. Jessica Kriegel and Enrique Rubio — as well as Dr. Jarik Conrad as our new executive director.

If you’re part of the workplace culture, HR, human capital management (HCM), or workforce management spaces, then you’re likely already familiar with their work in the field or maybe you’ve even met Jessica, Enrique, and Jarik. For those who are less acquainted, here’s a little more about them.

Dr. Jessica Kriegel

Jessica is the chief scientist of workplace culture at Culture Partners. In her role, Jessica leads research and strategy in best practices for driving results through culture. For more than 15 years, she has been guiding global, national, and Fortune 100 companies across the finance, technology, real estate, and healthcare industries on the path to creating intentional cultures that accelerate employee performance.

As a keynote speaker, Jessica leverages her current research and expertise in driving global organizational culture innovation, providing leaders with the map and tools for how to build cultures that deliver results. Her insights on workplace culture have been featured by CNBC, CNN, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal.

Enrique Rubio

Enrique is an HR, technology, and future-of-work expert, keynote speaker, and founder of Hacking HR, a global learning community at the intersection of the future of work, technology, business, and organizations, with thousands of members all over the world. Prior to launching Hacking HR, Enrique was the founder and CEO of Management Consultants, a firm specializing in HR in Venezuela.

Previously, he worked in the telecommunications sector as a senior project engineer for Telefonica, and as an advisor to the chief human resources officer at the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2020, Engagedly.com named Enrique one of the Top 100 HR Influencers.

Dr. Jarik Conrad

In his day-to-day role, Jarik serves as vice president of human insights at UKG, leading a team of former HR practitioners, business leaders, and consultants who are distinguished experts in the HCM field and uniquely qualified to help leadership teams reach their organizational goals. With an acute pulse on industry trends, best practices, and technological innovations, Jarik and his team serve as liaisons, trusted advisors, and thought leaders who help to shape HR industry conversations and direction.

Prior to UKG, Jarik spent more than 20 years in HR leadership roles in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. He is the author of two bestselling books: “The Fragile Mind: How It Has Produced and Unwittingly Perpetrates America’s Tragic Disparities,” and “In Search of Humanity: Why We Fight, How to Stop, and the Role Business Must Play.”

On behalf of our entire advisory board, we’d like to welcome Jessica, Enrique, and Jarik to The Workforce Institute! We’re looking forward to learning from their unique insights, astute analysis, and diverse perspectives about today’s — and tomorrow’s — workforce.